Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th September is nationally recognised as the major fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Support.

  • Bulimba Outside School Hours Care just donated $19
  • Talayah W just donated $31.65
  • Laura Beyit just donated $31.65
  • Kerri just donated $44.50
  • Anonymous just donated $30
  • Caroline Holliday just donated $10
  • Banked just donated $311.10
  • Cairns Early Years Centre Kindy & Group Donations just donated $21.10
  • Scallywags Parent Donations just donated $70
  • Debbie Molloy just donated $52.75
  • Inala Community Kindergarten just donated $10
  • Alison just donated $35
  • Townsville Pirates just donated $1,079
  • Jayde just donated $37.98
  • Port Elliot Primary School just donated $359.30
  • Blake Ennis just donated $30
  • Marcia just donated $50
  • Funds Raised just donated $2,320
  • Amanda Redshaw just donated $31.65
  • Children Cash Donations just donated $136.90

Raised so far

$63,744

Our goal

$150,000

Host a Talk Like a Pirate Day Event

The day is all about dressing up and having fun while making a difference to the lives of childhood cancer families.

Talk Like a Pirate Day is a great fundraising event for schools, childcare centres, community groups, workplaces, and individuals.

Customise your day using our fun resources and fundraising ideas.

Host your event any time in September during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Get your Talk Like a Pirate Day Certificate

Thank you to all the arghhhh-mazing teams for their fundraising efforts this year. Make sure to download your certificate and display it proudly!

How to get involved

1. Register your Team

2. Gather your Crew

3. Raise Funds

4. Host your Talk Like A Pirate Day

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Talk Like a Pirate Day is for everyone

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How Talk Like a Pirate Day makes a difference

Childhood Cancer Support was formed in 1975 when a group of desperate parents, with children being treated for leukaemia and cancer, met to discuss ways of helping each other and their children.

Today, Childhood Cancer Support provides emotional and practical support to regional families through family-styled accommodation, transport services, counselling and mental health support and a range of vital support services. The charity is committed to making life easier for families impacted by childhood cancer.

Mission
To help families impacted by childhood cancer.

Vision
To create a positive community in the lives of families that have been impacted by childhood cancer.

A message from our General Manager Helen Crew. 

Providing a home away from home for regional families

$502,476

Over $502,476 has been saved in accommodation costs for families in 2020/2021, providing families 5,604 free nights of homely accommodation.

514 people

In 2020/21, 514 people have stayed in our long-term and short-term accommodation while required to travel for life-saving cancer treatment.
Longest stay was 407 days.

15,384 Kilometres

In 2020/21, 15,384 kilometres was travelled by our patient transport vehicles including 849 transport runs to and from the children's hospital.